The Economics and Ethics of Private Property: Studies in Political Economy and Philosophy

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This book considers in depth the basic economic and philosophical issues surrounding the concept of private property. The author adheres to the Austrian school of economic thought in pursuing this analysis and comes to the conclusion that the right to private property is a principle of ethics and the 'basis for continual 'optimal' economic progress'.

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Overview

This book considers in depth the basic economic and philosophical issues surrounding the concept of private property. The author adheres to the Austrian school of economic thought in pursuing this analysis and comes to the conclusion that the right to private property is a principle of ethics and the 'basis for continual 'optimal' economic progress'.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789401581578
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 4/30/2014
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
  • Pages: 265
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Hans Hermann-Hoppe is professor of economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
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Table of Contents

About the Author
Preface
Pt. 1 Economics
Ch. 1 Fallacies of the Public Goods Theory and the Production of Security 3
Ch. 2 The Economics and Sociology of Taxation 27
Ch. 3 Banking, Nation States and International Politics. A Sociological Reconstruction of the Present Economic Order 61
Ch. 4 Marxist and Austrian Class Analysis 93
Ch. 5 Theory of Employment, Money, Interest and the Capitalist Process. The Misesian Case Against Keynes 111
Pt. 2 Philosophy
Ch. 6 On Praxeology and the Praxeological Foundation of Epistemology 141
Ch. 7 Is Research Based on Causal Scientific Principles Possible in the Social Sciences? 165
Ch. 8 From the Economics of Laissez Faire to the Ethics of Libertarianism 173
Ch. 9 The Justice of Economic Efficiency 195
Ch. 10 On the Ultimate Justification of the Ethics of Private Property 203
Ch. 11 Austrian Rationalism in the Age of the Decline of Positivism 209
Appendix: Four Critical Replies 237
References 253
Index 255
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